I think it started with hand sanitizer. All of the sudden, the arbitrary rule of xx ozs of liquids on planes was dropped. Can’t limit that virus killing gel in such a cramped environment, after all. And with that quick policy change, so flippantly acknowledged, the ‘theater of security’ had its curtain pulled up, revealing its props and unnecessary stage devices.
Then came the jail occupants…the victimed incarcerated, whose crimes were born out of bureaucracy and poverty, were turned out into the streets in lieu of crowded cells, leaving the thoughtful to scratch their heads and ask why they were there in the first place?
Now, the world over, hard working employees and students who had been asking to do their tasks from home for years have finally got their wish. Turns out, they ‘can’ do it.
We are at a pivotal moment in history. The Post-Corona world will be very different from what we have previously known. Disruption is happening, but that doesn’t have…
I have been confirmed as having mild to moderate COVID-19. As my breathing is good my long time doctor and I feel my best course of treatment is isolating at home for approximately two to three weeks, short course of oral steroids along with a steroid inhaler ( I’ve been on for 2 years which was my saving grace of keeping my lungs somewhat clear), cough medicine, White willow bark as a fever and inflammation reducer, and lots of extra fluids.
Please keep in mind just because so far the virus in me is being controlled and I do not need to be hospitalized everyone reacts to the COVID-19 virus differently. Please contact your health care provider of other call in centers of you or anyone you know shows any type of symptom as soon as you possibly can. Wash your hands very off and use hand sanitizer when warm water and soap is unavailable.
I am not in the human medical care field in any captaincy. By deciding to use some or all of these suggestions is your decision alone. Lady Beltane and/or Coven Life/Witches of The Craft Elders and/or Sliver Sag and/or NewFound-Life.com and/or CovenLife.co and/or WitchesofTheCraft.com cannot be held liable in any way for any thing that may go wrong by not using or using any of these suggestions including but not limited to anyone in your household and/or anyone else’s household you choose to share these suggestions with contracts the COVID-19 VIRUS a.k.a. Coronavirus, a.k.a. Novel Coronavirus or any other name given to do it by the media and/or government agency any where on Mother Earth no matter how sever the symptoms and possibly dying from this virus may happen to any individual who contracts this virus.
Either buy cleaning wipes containing bleach or make your own bleach solution using 2 Tablespoons of bleach in 1 Gallon of water. Put mixture in a spray bottle to use on ALL HIGHLY TOUCHED SURFACES, counter tops, refrigerator and freezer door handles, stove handles all door jobs I side and out mailbox latch or cover, handles and faucets on every sink, tub, and shower. We wipe the toilet handle seat, and cover every time before washing our hands. This list is only my check list for my home and a suggestion on where to maybe start in your own home but it does not include everything needed to be wiped down or how often to do it. I suggest at least three to four times a day. VERY IMPORTANT do not dry any surface you harvested or wiped down with bleach mixture as that will stop it from killing the virus and other germs all everything to air dry. Speaking of air I use this same mixture but adds descriptor my favorite essential oil to it in a spray bottle to use as an spray disinfectant for the air. I first spray an even aided Cleric cross above my head reaching my arms out as far as they will go. Than I put my arm holding the bottle out as far as I can and slowly turn in a counterclockwise direction bring it in a little bit in towards my body each time I get to the spot I started from for me this is facing East. I do this in every room in my home except the bathroom and enclosed back porch. For the bathroom I spray an arch into the bathtub area and close the shower curtain than two more arches from side as I back out of the bathroom and close the door. We started too late it seems to use paper towels damped slightly with the bleach solution to wipe off everything that comes into our home that bleach would not have an adverse effect on such as anything plastic containers, all mail or deliveries from any type of package carrier, any non food items wrapped in plastic or in a cardboard container. All foods like fruit or vegetables are washed with a mild dish detergent and warm water before being out away. It may sound time consuming or like a hassle but ask yourself, “Do I want to take the extra time to try and protect myself and/or those living in the same home? ” I am not saying these things will stop you and your family from getting COVID-19 but with this horrible life stealing virus at least if someone in your home does get I hope these suggestions possibly make it a mild case. The CDC and WHO suggest coughing and/or sneezing into the crook of you elbow as this will keep airborne droplets to a minimum and your hands stay cleaner. WASH YOUR HANDS ANY TIME YOU THINK OF IT OR WHEN EVER YOU COUGH AND/OR SNEEZE OR GO TO THE BATHROOM OR BEFORE EATING even when using utensils!!!! If you have longer nails use a nail brush to scrub under them every time you wash your hands for 20 seconds every time. 20 seconds is the time it takes to not rush through singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” three times or the “ABC Song” once.
If you would be so kind as to ask for a smooth recovery for my how ever you would choose to do it. I would be very grateful to you.
Until we meet again soon may you all be Blessed Be
I got the idea for this ritual from Gregg Braden’s show Missing Links on Gaia.com, Season 1 Episode 7. He tells a story of a Native American asking him to go with him to “pray for rain”, they live in northern New Mexico where there has not been any rain in quite some time. When they reach his friend’s Medicine Wheel his friend steps inside of it for a few minutes and then comes out asking if Mr. Braden is ready to go to lunch. Mt. Braden is a little confused and asks his friend “David”, “I thought we were coming here to pray for rain.” To which “David” replies, “I was taught to see things are they would be when the rain fell. I could feel the mud squish between my toes coming out of my pleubo, to smell the cleaner air, to see things turning green and the crops in the fields growing. If we pray for something that is happening right now we get nothing but if we can see and ask for what it will be like after it rains than the rains will come.”
We are living in very uncertain times for all parts of our lives except the spiritual one. This is a time when we need to step up and use our spirituality and magickal abilities to help ourselves and others. The intention for the ritual in this Esbat gathering is to ask for healing mind, body, and spirit for everyone including yourselves anywhere upon Mother Earth and for Mother Earth Herself. Please try to keep your mind focused not on what is happening now but how we see things at the end of this COVID-19 virus. Yes, some things are hard to picture on a grand scale so keep it simple and see how you, your loved, and friends came through this virus strong and healthy. See you and/or your loved ones, and/or friends back to work. See all of you gathered together having a party of some kind to celebrate – remember in this age of being able to connect with people anywhere in the whole you could even do a Skype conference call party (Skype allows 50 people to be connected to each other at the same time).
So, for a little while at least set your worries and stress aside and join us in this Esbat celebration of how each of our personal lives will be at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The song I picked May The Circle Be Open is to remind us we may not be in a circle together all the time but there are ties that still bind us together so we are never truly all alone. We are going to do a healing drumming circle than at the end we will meditate for 2 minutes. Then anyone that wants to will have a chance to share their fears or stresses or where they see themselves and family at the end of the pandemic. There will possibly be a time limit set for each person sharing time depending on how many people join us in this gathering.
Lady Beltane has written and will be leading this gathering. Any questions please email her at CovenLifesCoven@gmail.com
Northern Hemisphere Date and Time
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Socializing starts at 6:00 PM CDT
The Circle will be cast at 7:00 PM CT
Southern Hemisphere Date and Time
Sunday, 6 April 2020
Socializing starts at 9.00 AM AEST
The Circle will be cast at 10:00 AM AEST
If you enter the chatroom after the circle has been cast we ask you to wait until after the circle is opened to say hi or whatever you want to say to anyone
What You Need:
1 large white candle (that you can burn for 1 hour every day for 1 week. If you feel you want to keep lighting the candle after the first week then that is what you should do just make sure your candle is large enough for the duration you want to keep lighting it.)
Correct size holder for your candle
Your favorite Essential Oil for dressing the candle after engraving it
A device you can listen to the song (watch the video if you want to)
Something sharp to engrave you candle (a knife, your Atheme, a toothpick or a pin of some kind)
Lighter or Matches
LADY BELTANE: I call to Archangel Raphael to reside in the Watchtower of the East to help protect those in this circle and when we leave it from any type of negativity.
I call to Archangel Michael to reside in the Watchtower of the South to help protect those in this circle and when we leave it from any type of negativity.
I call to Archangel Gabriel to reside in the Watchtower of the West to help protect those in this circle and when we leave it from any type of negativity.
I call to Archangel Uriel to reside in the Watchtower of the North to help protect those in this circle and when we leave it from any type of negativity.
I invoke Goddess Sirona (1of the healing Goddess of the Celts) and God the Dagda (Celtic God of fertility, agriculture, life, and death.) to walk this circle with me three times three. To take us to a place that is not a place and an out of time as we know it. I bid you reside in our circle to help give strength and power to our work here.
EVERYONE: Please introduce yourself with your first or Pagan name and the state or country you live in (no last names, towns, villages, or cities)
When the last person is through introducing them self please click on this link to start the song setting our intention(s) of where you and those you care about will be feeling and doing after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed while listening to the song.
Now take approximately 5 minutes to write your intention(s) down on the piece of paper – How and Where you see yourself and those you care about feeling and doing once the danger of the virus is gone.
Next inscribe the names or initials of the people on the paper you are doing this ritual for. When you are done with that take a small drop as needed of your favorite esstenial oil start at the bottom of the candel in one motion smear the oil to the top of the candle. Turn the candle and again apply the esstenial oil, repeat these steps until you come to where you put your first line of essential oil overlap the first and last applications.
PLEASE TYPE DONE WHEN YOU ARE FINISH WITH THIS PART OF THE RITUAL.
Now we light our candles. Burn the paper with the candle while visualizing how everyone include on the candle lives will be at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in what ever country or state you all live in. Repeat this spell/prayer three times while the paper is burning: (If you feel a word or some words need to be changed to fit how you would say thee spell or prayer you can do that as this is you plea and thanksgiving to your deity)
Sirona we ask for the health for those we have written here is strong and unaffected by COVID_19. Sirona we thank you that none we asked you to watch over became sick
the Dagda we ask that you keep us working from home or where we are employed or go to school. the Dagda we thank you for taking us through with being employed and/or in school that none of us lost anything we needed for home and hearth.
We see those on our candles still being healthy, employed, and now able to go on with our daily lives. As we mourn with those far and wide who lost some one to this pandemic.
So Mote It Be (OR However you end your spell or prayer)
LADY BELTANE: I give our thanks to Archangel Uriel for residing in the Watchtower of the North for helping protect those in this circle and when we leave it from any type of negativity. You are free to leave us.
I give our thanks to Archangel Gabriel for residing in the Watchtower of the West for helping protect those in this circle and when we leave it from any type of negativity. You are free to leave us.
I give our thanks to Archangel Michael for residing in the Watchtower of the South for helping protect those in this circle and when we leave it from any type of negativity. You are free to leave us.
I give our thanks to Archangel Raphael for residing in the Watchtower of the East for helping protect those in this circle and when we leave it from any type of negativity. You are free to leave us.
With our thanks for their help and power within this circle I dismiss Goddess Sirona and God the Dagda to walk whatever they choose. I walk this circle (counterclockwise) three times three. To bring us back to our own plane and time.
This circle is open but never broken Blessed be
This information is for informational purposes not to feed into the panic the worldwide media and governments have fed us. We are all in this together so I light a special healing candle daily for a list of names I have from people with all different types of illnesses and health conditions. If you would like your name or someone you know name added to this list please put the first name, last name initial, and state or country they live in. Do not put in their full last name or the village, town, city that they live in for cyber and on the ground security reasons.
Something else I want to address is some not nice people are using this worldwide crisis to call landlines and cell/mobile phones to use different types of scams to try and get money from all of us Sheltering in Place or whatever your country calls staying indoors at home. Please if you feel a caller is trying to scam you hang up a quickly as possible or just do not answer the phone for numbers you do not recognize, if it is an important phone call the person will leave a message. With screening calls you have less chance of being scammed out of your hard earned money. Remember use your best judgement and common sense when dealing with unknown callers!
This post is not meant to feed into the panic that the media and government has whipped up in the USA. This is meant only for informational purpose. Both come from youtube.com.
The follow link is courtesy of White Wolf a member of Heart’s Spirit Coven and Lady Beltane’s heart/spirit brother.
As my wrist heals I am able to do a few more posts so I had decided to streamline them so I can get more information to you. It turns out there were only two small hair line fractures in the top bones of the wrist and should heal fairly quickly. I am very grateful for all the kind words, candles being lit, and healing energy.
As many of us in the USA and other countries are under governmental orders to “Shelter in Place” as it is called here I am going to try to find interesting things for you to read, watch, made even to do inside. They probably will not all have a pagan theme but I am hoping you find them all enjoyable. Please comment under the posts if you like., do not like, or do not care if the particular topic that is in the post and also tell us what you would like to read more about. This way I can bring you more things you like instead of just going by what I like. This is your website as much as it is mine and so is the Coven Life website.
Here are a few of my favorite pagan songs. They get my feet and body wanting to dance and sing even thought I do it off key. This is a way to get some exercise and to remember while many of us are stuck at home for different reasons that the Lord and/or Lady are still with us to bring joy into our lives during these uncertain times. I hope you enjoy the playlist I have complied over the last few years. If you have a favorite any type of song you want to share with us please leave the name in the comments and I will happily make up a playlist of all the songs to share with our brothers, sisters, and guests.
I send you all blessings of happiness, positive energy, and good health if you choose to accept them.
Blessed be my dear ones!!
I think tomorrow I’ll put up a country and western playlist. The problem is picking just one of my lists…LOL My father had his own country and western band when I was about 5 or 6 and I remember the times he’d call me up on stage to sign something with him. My father crossed into the Summerland on April 1, 1970, one month before my 12th birthday.
This post is not being put up to feed into the upheaval and panic many people across Mother Earth’s governments have been feeding into all of us this is just for overall information. The important thing to remember is coronavirus is an umbrella term for all kinds of colds and flu. The strain of the virus that is causing the, to me, unnecessary panic is Covid – 19. So I hope finds everyone healthy and with enough of every to make through whatever restrictions your country or state has put into effect.
Where I live outside of Chicago, Illinois, USA our schools are closed, some of them have just switched everyone to homeschooling until about April 6th. I think that would have been a smart move for all the schools that have been closed in the USA. In Illinois as of 6:00 PM CDT all bars and restaurants have to be closed except for carry-outs or deliveries.
One of my heart brothers is going to a very special gathering in Ohio during the Spring Equinox while the event was not completely shut down they are now limited to only 99 people per indoor parts of the event. The event sponsors have rescheduled the event for near Samhain so those that cannot attend next weekend because of travel restrictions or whatever can still be together during an important time of the year. The main problem I can see for these people is being able to eat as in Ohio, the state that the event is in has put an even stricter closing of all types of restaurants.
If you are stuck at home like I am between my wrist injury and being in the high-risk category because of age and other medical conditions drop me a note if anyone wants to meet up in the chatroom to release some boredom.
This is a beautiful video of my dearest heart sister Sliver Sage’s work, yoga, meditation, and general witchiness space.
Remember to look for her Angel Card readings on Mondays. They will be posted on here, on her youtube channel and her website.
Silver Sage can do Tarot and Angel Card readings for anyone anywhere in the world. She also will do spells and rituals for other people. (Coven Life DOES NOT do spells or rituals for others no matter what it is for.)